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Large luminary designs in the great outdoors will always pale in comparison to the burning ball of sun and the glowing moon in the sky. Yet somehow designers are continuing to blow us away one outdoor lighting design at a time. From tall, rounded structures to the submersed LED “Orbs”, our immediate landscapes can simultaneously benefit from the natural splendors above and massive, man-made lighting structures at eye level.
Posted 07/24/12In view of the over-sized aspect of both the Harbo and Boyo Lights by design studio Gentle Giants for manufacturer Plust, the name of the former may seem rife with intention. For these are a pair of big and bold interior/exterior lightpieces, chock-a-block full of the very kind of charm one expects from a gentle giant.The truth, however, is that the correspondence is only mostly coincidental…. read more
Posted 12/30/11Ever dreamed of living under the sea? As a young kid when Ariel made her appearance in , I was drawn to the large clams and schools of fish that lit up the ocean floor. Thanks to Miguel Angel Garcia Belmonte and his company, Pottery Project, a new lighting fixture he calls Sponge creates a spitting image of a singing, dancing movie extra.”There is a new light. No dazzles. No marks. Not ev… read more
Posted 07/10/12Today I’d like to pose the question, is there anything that LEDs can’t do? We already know they provide brighter light at less expense; that they last longer than conventional bulbs; that they seem capable of easily oscillating among various colors. But who knew they could simulate underwater life forms?The answer to the above is Urbanbotics, a research/design/cultural exploration…read more